Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Black Bean Soup

Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Black Bean Soup
Anson Smart
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preparation
15
minutes
cooking
345
minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients

2
12-ounce bottles of beer (preferably lager)
1
tablespoon
chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
1
teaspoon
ground cumin
1
large onion, chopped
1
pound
dried black beans, rinsed
1 1/2
pounds
boneless pork butt (pork shoulder)
kosher salt
1/2
cup
sour cream
1/2
cup
store-bought refrigerated fresh salsa
1/4
cup
fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the beer, 3 cups water, the chilies, adobo sauce, cumin, onion, beans, pork, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  2. Set the slow cooker to high and cook, covered, until the beans are tender and the pork pulls apart easily, 4 to 5 1/2 hours. Using a fork, separate the pork into large pieces.
  3. Divide among individual bowls and top with the sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.
  4. Note: This recipe was tested in a 6-quart slow cooker. Because different models cook at different rates, the cooking time above is presented as a range. Check for doneness at the low end of the range (but not before, as the escaped heat will significantly slow the cooking). If the food is not done, cover and cook to the end of the suggested time range. If using a slow-cooker smaller than 6 quarts, the cooking time may take an additional hour or more, and results may vary.


 

Kate Merker and Sara Quessenberry
December 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 37 %
  • Fat 25 g
  • Sat Fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Sodium 599 mg
  • Carbohydrate 55 g
  • Fiber 12 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 36 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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